HOTEL ANNA (***L): A welcoming family run hotel, housed in a lovely turn of the century building with an Art Nouveau original decoration. The Hotel Anna stands in a quiet street shadowed by old trees, in the fine Vinohrady residential area: only one metro station from the Venceslas square, and a stone throw from the National Museum. Its 23 rooms and apartments have just received an amazingly successful refurbishment, as perfection seems to be the manager's motto. Clean, very comfortably furnished, displaying elegant fabrics, they are equipped with IDD telephone, satellite TV (receiving CNN and the German channels), and large writing desk (as many businessmen like to stay here). Elegant engraved pictures of the old city of Prague decorate the walls. Bathrooms are brand new, and all equipped with air dryer, towel dryer, and shower (no tub). Room 501 is actually an attic apartment: large and full of charm, with a panoramic view over Hradcany (the castle area) and Prague's green hills, it is our favourite.
Many services are available: like pressing, exchange, tours and shows information, parking in front of the building. As car thieves brought to Prague quite a bad reputation, the hotel's management got the excellent idea to provide wheel lockers! Free of charge! For even more safety, there is a camera controlling both the entrance and the parking. Use of fax and Internet is available through the newly re-designed reception desk, next by the open fireplace which gives much charm to the lobby. The meeting room can host six people at ease. All the facilities that this fine three star hotel cannot offer directly are located nearby: gymnasium, fitness, sauna, solarium, tennis, minigolf, squash, and covered swimming pool can be reached by walking distance.
Despite of the obvious upgrade of the hotel, the rates are more than ever among the astonishingly best value for money in town. A nice room costs approximately CZK 2,100 - 2,900 per night, in high season. Including a gourmand buffet breakfast, served in a vaulted cellar: the Czech way! There is a new cozy lounge for a coffee (complimentary!), a soft drink or a beer, by the reception. In spring and summer time you will certainly prefer the sunny terrace, quietly secluded behind this nice hotel. Free Wi-Fi!
Major credit cards (American Express, EuroCard MasterCard, Visa) are accepted.
Managed by "SMALL CHARMING HOTELS".
tourist and business budget hotel.
PERLA (***L): With a unique modern design and a strategic location, this still quite confidential address (the hotel opened in 2007) is building up a quick reputation among aware travellers.
Stylish, though cold, gray marble walls from the original 1930's building, alternate with what is certainly the most captivating lobby in town: gilded pearls support the check-in desk, and glass walls bear enigmatic asian-like calligraphy.
Originality goes up to the unfailingly good taste 64 air-conditioned and soundproofed rooms, which we liked very much. Well exposed to the daylight, they all come warm and smart. With a Zen wallpaper, elegant parquet, aesthetic bathrooms, and smooth antiallergic beds, they have been tailored made for a total relaxation. Guests would hardly believe that they stay in a tourist packed area, with the Old Town Square, Venceslas Square and Charles Bridge a few steps away.
Despite of its distinguished comfort, with safe, IDD phone, complimentary WiFi and Plasma Sat TV in the rooms, we surprisingly realized that the Perla wanted to play in the « low cost» category. We felt like -and actually were- in a four star hotel; selling itself like a three star. Room rate goes from approximately EUR 85 (Single Room / Low Season) till EUR 145 (Double Room / High Season). Budget oriented guests will like to hear that there is no minibar in the rooms, but discreetly disposed vending machines, filled with fine quality soft drinks, wine and snacks, sold out at common grocery retail price. Though this would be certainly more exciting to order -still at a very attractive price- from the very pleasant, funky Café Bar Perla (where the complimentary breakfast is served).
facilities have been superbly designed. A low rate applies for using
sauna; while working out on the most modern « made in USA » equipment
free of charge. There is a wide range of services: featuring laundry,
cleaning, ironing, room service, fax & photocopying, concert
ticket service, etc.
recommend this rare jewel, which already enjoys encouraging reviews in Tripadvisor.
ATLANTIC (***L): With the historical city center (Municipal House, pedestrianized streets, Old Town and major museums) just round the corner, main railways stations nearby (Masarykovo Nadrazi is 300 meters away), and located one step from any kind of public transportation (metro, bus, tram), this historical hotel will please the tourist, indeed. We have visited it before its progressive refurbishment: clean, well lit, featuring 62 large rooms with high ceilings, it suffered until its take over by a new management of a soviet style decoration. Some travellers will like that sort of nostalgia; the new managing team does not, and week after week it is turning the place into one of the most attractive hotels in Prague.
Those on a budget, visiting the hotel for its low rates, will be happy to hear that they won't be increased. At least in the near future. A nice room at the Atlantic costs between CZK 2500 (single / low season) and CZK 3800 (double / high season). Breakfast, VAT and local tax included. Plenty of special offers all year long.
The equipment of the rooms (all with shower and WC) exceeds what one could actually expect in a three star hotel: all the extra rooms are large enough to receive 1 or even 2 extra beds. Satellite TV, IDD telephone, hair dryer and minibar are provided. Last but not least, 3 rooms have been specially designed for disabled guests.
Among a wide range of facilities, the Atlantic offers secured parking in the courtyard, laundry service, and safe-box at the reception desk. The considerate ladies concierge are efficient in booking last minutes seats for concerts or theatre, and will assist you in organizing city tours. There is also the pleasant and relaxing "Lobby Bar Havana" (with a fine selection of cigars freshly imported from Cuba, sold out at cost price!), a winter garden, a banqueting room and a conferencing room. The Restaurant Fiesta, the best self-service downtown, offers great value for money Czech and international specialities: this is the hangout of the white collars working in the neighbouring companies. Taxi service available. Squash and indoor swimming-pool next door.
VISA, Euro/Master Card, and American Express accepted.
Managed by "SMALL CHARMING HOTELS".
PAV (***L): Since 1806, this small charming hotel cultivates the rules of hospitality. Flanked by the touristy and universally known brewery "U Fleku", ideally situated on the border of both Old and New Town, just a few steps away from tram 22 with destination the Prague Castle, it constitutes an ideal lodging at a balanced price.
Totally refurbished in 2007, in a smart, minimalist though warm style, with a pleasant lobby bar and an efficient concierge, the Páv is custom-tailored for businessmen and distinctive travelers on a tight budget (rate for a double room is approximately CZK 1,500 up to CZK 3,600 only, including full buffet breakfast!).
The 82 individually appointed and furnished rooms are large and clear. We liked very much the elegant design of the queen size beds, the quality of the fabrics, the flat screen sat TV, the safety box, and the complimentary WiFi in all rooms. A four star appointment in a three star hotel! Conveniently appointed bathrooms (some with a tub). Nice and quiet view from each rooms: even the courtyards are clean and well exposed to the sun. We are far away from the depressing « panoramas » on old, dirty blocks experienced too many times in Prague.
Note that the Páv also offers 4 large junior suites with a terrace, and 3 rooms for disabled. Last but not least, there is a pleasant and well equipped meeting room for up to 20 people, and PC terminals with free of charge Internet connection in the lobby area.
Valet customers garage 300m from hotel. Pets allowed.
VISA, Euro/Master Card, and American Express accepted.
a Best Western hotel, managed by the group "SMALL
ANTIK (***L): A hotel with much character, located two blocks from the Astronomer's clock, with many reputed restaurants, pubs, shops and everything you could wish standing right on the door step. Amazingly quiet despite of such a great -and therefore crowdy- position. Romantic and picturesque, with a lovely café-lounge where antiques are tastefully exhibited (and can be bought from the shop next door), it provides a comfortable, homey lodging, ideal for families and couples alike.
The 12 double rooms are good sized and spotlessly clean. Equipped with a comfy bathroom, toilet, telephone, Sat TV and a mini bar. They all allow for an additional bed. Guests looking for a joyful animation should ask for a street view (splendid Baroque buildings all around!); the rooms oriented to the small court yard garden are extremely quiet, making you feel like anywhere but in the heart of a capital city.
In close co-operation with a reputed tour operator, the hotel Antik is a point of departure to plenty of attractive guided visits in Prague and the Czech Republic.
A Double Room costs CZK 3490 – 3990. Rate for a Single is CZK 2990 – 3590. Additional bed is CZK 900. Including buffet-breakfast and WiFi Internet access.
PHONE: (420) 222 322 288 FACSIMILE: 222 328 540
ABE (***): This Secession style budget hotel, applying real three star convenient comfort and low rates, starting from EUR 34 only, offers nicely appointed rooms and some apartments. Most of them have been very recently refurbished, with modern furniture and top-quality beds. Large enough to feel at ease with a family, the rooms oriented to the nice terrace garden are extremely quiet. We warmly recommend you to book one of them. The rooms on the street side are sound-proofed.
The hotel has a modern lift, access for disabled, garage, and a restaurant. Free WiFi is available in the public area. The 24 hours front desk provides safety deposit box, tourist information, airport transfer, rent a car, and organises city tours on request.
Located in the business city centre, the hotel is a 5 minutes walk to A.P. Pavlova metro station. The National Museum at Venceslas Square can be reached by foot (10-15 minutes).
like 2 days at ABE hotel, including a romantic Prague cruise over the
river with dinner and music, at EUR 79.
PHONE: (420) 602.111.463 FACSIMILE: (420) 960.224.261.583